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Our Children

Be Brave Bears is a charitable organisation run by volunteers who send personalised keepsake bears to children who are terminally ill or have life limiting conditions. Each of our bears is sponsored by businesses, groups or families, meaning these bears are free of charge to the children. Once complete each bear is placed in a special keepsake bag and given to the child complete with a numbered certificate. Once the child has received their bear the sponsor will receive a thank you photograph via e-mail of the completed bear and a sponsorship certificate with the name of the child who you have sponsored. Each bear is allocated a number and will appear on our Roll of Honour. If the child on this page has already been sponsored, but due to the timing of the previous sponsorship it has not yet been removed from this area, your sponsorship will be automatically allocated to the child next on the list (Priority order). This seldom happens but we must highlight that it can occur.

Alex McConville

Age 9

Hospital: Birmingham Childrens Hospital

Note: Bear pictured may not be the bear given to the child (most of the time it is though)

Alex McConville’s Medical condition...

Alex is a cheeky, funny boy who, despite being non verbal is very popular amongst his school friends. He has been through so much since being born 15 weeks premature (together with his twin sister). He had an emergency tracheostomy at 10 months and was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy at 11 months. When he was younger he was in and out of hospital regularly. He has amazed us time after time when he bounces back from an illness. We have nearly lost him a few times. Only last year he developed sepsis and was extremely poorly. Having spent 9 days in PICU he once again bounced back. Caring for Alex is very hard work, however, the minute he smiles I know all is good in our little world. He is the centre of our little family of myself, Dad and his twin sister.

A bit about Alex McConville...

Despite being non verbal Alex is cheeky. He enjoys sensory toys especially lights. He loves music and being sung to. His favourite songs are about frogs.

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